NSBA Equity Symposium 2023 - Save the Date
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Advocate for Science and Technology Education for African Americans

All Districts Are Welcome to Attend the NSBA Equity Symposium!

NSBA’s new governance model allows ALL school districts—including those from non-member state associations—to attend NSBA Signature Events. Districts in member state associations that are in good standing with their state association are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. For more information, contact info@nsba.org.

Register Here

The NSBA Equity Symposium provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research, and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools. Join your colleagues at NSBA’s Equity Symposium, January 28, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Registration Fees

Registration Registration Deadline  Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations
Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Non-Member State Associations  Non-Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations  General 
Early  By November 18  $225 $275  $325  $375 
Standard  After November 18  $325 $375  $425 $475 

*Participating Member State Association Executive Directors receive a complimentary registration. For more information, contact info@nsba.org.

Cancellation Policy

Request for refunds of the conference registration fee (minus a $75 service fee) can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at info@nsba.org by December 21, 2022. No refunds will be honored after that time.


Please feel free to email us at info@nsba.org with any questions you may have regarding your Equity Symposium registration.

Schedule (as of 9/20/22)

7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 
8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks & Keynote Presentation: Freeman A. Hrabowski III 
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break 
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.  Lunch and NSBA Equity Council Steering Committee Panel Discussion with the Education Trust
1:45 – 2 p.m.  Break
2 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3 p.m. Coffee Break
3– 4:45 p.m. Closing General Session 
5 – 6 p.m. Reception  

Call for Proposals

Share Your Insights and Success Stories
Session proposals from school districts and other organizations should address urban district challenges and demonstrate equity in programs, policies, and initiatives. The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 14.

Submit Your Proposal

  • Submission Tips

    1. Write a paragraph rather than use bullet points. Your session should be a narrative, not a list of ideas.

    2. Your session title should be eye-catching and draw attention to the subject matter discussed in the body of the submission.

    3. Your proposal should explicitly state how your topic would address urban district challenges and demonstrate equity in programs, policies, and initiatives.

    4. Consider the best way for attendees to consume the information you are sharing. A lecture-style presentation is not the only way to share your experience and expertise.

    5. Review the proposal several times before you finally submit it. Your description forms the basis for what NSBA shares in the program materials and the website.

    6. NSBA is here for guidance—ask questions if you are unsure of an aspect of your submission.
  • Topics

    • Advocacy
    • Equity & Diversity
    • Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education
    • Personal Development
    • School Board/Superintendent Relationships
    • School Safety
    • School Climate
    • Student Achievement, Assessment, and Accountability
    • Funding and the Intentional Allocation of Resources
    • Technology